By Peter Moreira, Entrevestor.com and ProgressMedia.ca, April 3, 2012
” Victoria Lennox’s voice was muffled as she spoke into her cellphone, but the message she was delivering came through loud and clear. After holding a week of town hall meetings with entrepreneurs across Nova Scotia, entrepreneurs and small-business owners were letting her know that they wanted less confusion in the programs that support them.
“We learned quite a lot,” she says of her first week touring Canada as the executive director of Startup Canada. “We learned that there are a lot of services in the province, but what people want is to bring them all together to smooth the way.”
Startup Canada is a national non-profit organization whose mandate is to bring entrepreneurs together and determine what they need to encourage business development in Canada. Lennox, who won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion during a stint in Britain, is now leading a series of town hall meetings across Canada with the aim of producing a policy document in time for Global Entrepreneurship Week in November.”